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Judith Peck's sculptures are in approximately eighty public and private collections, including the American Art Collection of the Yale University Gallery; the Ghetto Fighters Museum in Israel; West Palm Beach Florida Library; Teaneck, New Jersey Public Library; Tenafly New Jersey High School; the Ridgewood, New Jersey Train Station and cultural and religious institutions in New York, Maryland and Israel. 

Her work has been exhibited at the International Biennial of Art in Malta, the National Academy Galleries in New York, the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Pennsylvania Academy; Detroit Institute; New Jersey State Museum and at numerous universities including Yale, Columbia, Fordham, Adelphi, Montclair, and Rutgers. Review

Recently, Judith Peck's "Ladies of Steel," four over-life size sculptures, were on display at Dag Hammerskjold Plaza in New York City, sponsored by the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. A major exhibition of sixteen large sculptures was installed on the Robert Moses Plaza of Fordham University, Lincoln Center in New York. Other solo exhibitions include, among others, the Bergen Museum in Paramus, NJ; Tycoon Gallery, Manasquan, NJ, Pelham Art Center, NY, The New Jersey Botanical Gardens, Ringwood, NJ. Several large works are currently on view in the Art Park at Clifton City Hall, NJ and Leonia, Sculpture Park, NJ. Her work is on view at  the Fieldstone Gallery, Ramsey, NJ and Mount Beacon Fine Art, Beacon, NY. 

Invited commission proposals include models for Rutgers Law Library, Camden, NJ; New City Jail, NY; Somerset Financial Center, NJ; North Palm Beach Library, FL; the Teaneck Centennial; and the Saddle River Millennium, NJ.

Judith Peck is professor of Art at Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah.  She is author of the text, Sculpture as Experience: Working with Clay, Wire, Wax, Plaster, and Found Objects,  (Krause), and five other  books on creative processes: Leap to the Sun: Learning through Dynamic Play (Prentice-Hall); Art & Interaction (Ramapo College of New Jersey); Art Activities for Mind and Imagination; Artistic Crafts; and Smart Starts in the Arts (Imagination Arts Publications).  Peck is referenced in Who's Who in American Art, the World's Who's Who of Women, and the Smithsonian Institute's publication, "Designing Public Art," published in conjunction with The National Museum of American Art, 1996.

Judith holds a doctoral degree from New York University and two master degrees in sculpture and art education from Teachers College, Columbia University. 

"Judith Peck sculpts at the wind wills - from carefully wrought beauty to wayward mischief."

                                                                                                         The Record, New Jersey

“Judith Peck’s sculptures assert a dynamic and uplifting human presence, posed against midtown’s soaring glass towers.”

                                                                                                         Gallery & Studio, New York

“I was convinced that every child in the school system should be exposed to Judith Peck’s unique approach to the teaching of the arts.”

                                                                                                         Rose Shapiro, former President, NYC Board of Education

My work is about people:  how they look, how they act; how they endure hardship and celebrate joy. The landscape of people is a dramatic terrain, full of vitality, often funny, sometimes sad, but like the weather, always changing.  I change too as I search about, trying to make sense of it all.